Tell the Democratic Party to Stand With Rep. Ilhan Omar

Donald Trump has release a video falsely connecting Representative Ilhan Omar to 9/11 and dangerously inciting hatred--that could easily turn to violence--against her.

Rep. Omar is a visionary and inspiring leader. She is a champion of democracy who demands an end endless wars, white supremacy--including within in the Trump administration. She stands up for the human rights of immigrants and asylum-seekers and advocates for Palestinians, Yemenis and others. She supports congressional action to stop the Trump administration’s Muslim ban that discriminates against people living in Muslim countries like her birthplace, Somalia. She has spoken out bravely in congressional hearings, press conferences, public gatherings and over social media.

It is precisely because of her extraordinary leadership and bravery in speaking truth to power, as well as her identity as the first Black, refugee and visibly Muslim woman in Congress, that she is a target of constant attacks from Donald Trump, right-wing media and extremists, Republican leaders, and even, at times, Democratic colleagues.

Given the ominous death threats she has been receiving, we call on Democratic party leaders--including those who introduced the March 2019 House resolution intended to condemn Rep. Omar for “antisemitism”--to speak out against these vile attacks and stand with Rep. Omar and against Islamophobia.

Email and tweet at the Democratic Senators and Representatives members of congress.

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Dear Democrats in Congress,

Rep. Ilhan Omar represents everything President Trump and white nationalists want Americans to fear and hate: black, female, immigrant, visibly Muslim. The President's incitement against Rep. Omar--tweets and a video falsely accusing her and the larger American Muslim community of being responsible for the 9/11 attacks--is reprehensible and puts Omar’s life in danger. Rep. Omar was already experiencing credible death threats, and now Trump is stoking this hatred. If harm comes to Rep. Omar, her family, or members of the American Muslim community, Trump will be responsible. If you, as leaders of the Democratic party, don't speak out, you, too, will be responsible.

Speaker Pelosi said on twitter: “The memory of 9/11 is sacred ground, and any discussion of it must be done with reverence.  The President shouldn’t use the painful images of 9/11 for a political attack.”

Please follow Speaker Pelosi's lead. Make a statement and/or introduce a congressional resolution condemning President Trump's use of painful images from 9/11 to attack and incite violence against a sitting member of congress.

I stand with Ilhan Omar. Will you?

 

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  • Shireen hamouda
    signed 2019-04-14 14:19:59 -0400
  • Mohammed Al-Haddad
    signed 2019-04-14 14:17:20 -0400
    Mohammed
  • Deema Waleed
    signed 2019-04-14 14:16:55 -0400
  • Aya Alghazzawi
    signed 2019-04-14 14:16:14 -0400
  • Heinrich Ariss
    signed 2019-04-14 14:15:26 -0400
  • Asia Zoher
    signed 2019-04-14 14:13:02 -0400
  • Angela Verdone
    signed 2019-04-14 14:12:58 -0400
  • karim Nasr
    signed 2019-04-14 14:12:31 -0400
  • Haneen Shat
    signed 2019-04-14 14:08:54 -0400
  • Mohammad Hirthany
    signed 2019-04-14 14:06:57 -0400
  • Jacqueline Bowers
    signed 2019-04-14 14:03:10 -0400
    Anyone who advocates violence towards another person or group should be suspended from Twitter, Facebook and the rest of the social media platforms. Donald Trump should not get a pass for his racist and violent attacks against Congresswoman Omar. I have been suspended from Twitter for using profanity. So Trump’s incitement of violence against Omar is not considered a violation of Twitter’s rules? If Twitter does not suspend Trump or other hate groups for using their accounts to spread hate, then Twitter should be temporarily forced to shut down and use this time to revise their rules and regulations to make sure the public is protected from violent attacks that could result in injuries or murder.
  • Thomas De Bernardi
    signed 2019-04-14 13:53:20 -0400
    Where are all the so called “leader” of democracy and justice? How come there is no massive show of outrage over the treatment of Rep Ilhan Omar? Cowards in Congress!
  • Nazir Amod
    signed 2019-04-14 13:38:11 -0400
  • Dale Crawford
    signed 2019-04-14 13:20:23 -0400
    She spoke truth and nothing but the truth.

    People are removing their own blindfolds and turning away from the lies of those deceptive political dogs of war who, through their Tel Lie Vision’s marketing & media, tell the masses who to hate. It’s time to rip these politically corrupted vines off humanity’s tree of life, drag them into the sun and expose & charge them for the war criminals they are!!
  • Sunday Harrison
    signed 2019-04-14 12:49:09 -0400
    I am a dual citizen and so embarrassed and sad for the US.
  • Frank West
    signed 2019-04-14 12:26:22 -0400
    Stand against white supremacists!
  • Jean Buckland
    signed 2019-04-14 11:50:22 -0400
    Wonderfully courageous woman. What the world needs is compassion and understanding, not hate.
  • Heriberto Rodriguez
    signed 2019-04-14 11:29:43 -0400
  • Joanne J Curtis
    signed 2019-04-14 11:18:20 -0400
  • Holly Ann Stovall
    @hollyannstovall tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-14 11:08:48 -0400
    Rep. @IlhanMN represents everything white nationalists want America to fear & hate: black, female, immigrant, visibly MuslimTrump's attack on Omar is disgusting & dangerous--@TheDemocrats must act #IStandWithIlhanArtwork by @AimaNiqabae https://www.codepink.org/protectilhanomar?recruiter_id=816239
  • Holly Ann Stovall
    signed 2019-04-14 11:08:42 -0400
  • Samra Baroudi
    signed 2019-04-14 11:06:56 -0400
  • Mira Khattab
    signed 2019-04-14 10:43:20 -0400
    Time to stop this disgusting witch hunt on Ilhan! She should be praised not abused for speaking truth and justice! Wake up America!
  • Rose Eaglesfield
    signed 2019-04-14 10:02:28 -0400
    Rose Eaglesfield
  • Jay Awamleh
    signed 2019-04-14 07:48:59 -0400
  • manuela picq
    signed 2019-04-14 07:27:46 -0400
  • Diane Dillon
    signed 2019-04-14 07:18:08 -0400
  • Liesbeth Molenaars
    signed 2019-04-14 05:54:31 -0400
  • Margo Berdeshevsky
    signed 2019-04-14 04:03:56 -0400
    Am an American living abroad at present, and here is one more reason to be deeply ashamed of America and its president. Congress, stand up and be counted against the death of democracy,!!
  • Orville Douglas
    signed 2019-04-14 03:52:49 -0400
    I am Canadian and I am very disappointed in Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer their apathy towards Ilhan Omar is pathetic. President Trump racist tweet is unacceptable. The democratic party should be rallying to support her. Only a few high profile Democrats bothered to tweet a statement. Ilhan Omar is a brave young woman.
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